The diverse dining scene in Vancouver is more than just vivid plating designs and lavish wine selections, (albeit this is never a bad thing) but taking the much-needed time to unwind and surround yourself with close acquaintances and loved ones is invaluable. Similar to our previous Vancouver brunch & lunch guides, we've curated our recommended dinner spots, restaurants that provide sublime service, quality food, and a warm atmosphere to create a memorable dining experience.
Enjoy a relaxing-chic interior surrounded with lush foliage to accentuate your dinner evening. Located in iconic Canada Place, the Northwestern cuisine consists of crisp green salads to dry aged strip loin entrées that can be paired with the right wine. The insightful waitrons can assist you with this. Executive Chef Hector Laguna's menu uses fresh, locally sourced produce of B.C and the Pacific Northwest.
Acknowledged as one of the best expression of Mediterranean cooking within British Columbia, Cioppino's space offers a large patio, open-show kitchen, and several rooms tucked away for private functions. Chef Giuseppe (Pino) used his experiences from abroad to create a diverse menu of Italian style dishes including tagliolini al granchio reale (egg pasta with king-crab). Once seated, have a glance at their renowned wine list and don't skip on dessert.
Hours Tuesday through Saturday 5pm - 1030pm Sunday/Monday - closed
For over 60 years, Hy's fine dining restaurant has defined the steakhouse experience in Canada and set a golden-standard for others to follow. Their menu includes classic cooking techniques with signature prime grade steaks, local & fresh seafood, and delightful desserts to finish the evening. A recommended spot if you're looking for professional service in a timeless and pleasant atmosphere.
Named after two important women in his life, Executive Chef Michael Robbins dream restaurant pays homage to his two grandmothers, Anna & Lena. The polished Kitsilano restaurants interior is lined with black contemporary furniture and marble counter tops. The dinner menu offers a modern Canadian cuisine, fitting to the cultural diversity within Vancouver. Their tasting menu is also another option for guests who enjoy trying a little of everything.
The twenty-plus years of culinary experience within the restaurant walls has been well-recognized by food-lovers across Canada. Mixing Indian influences, flavours and cuisine, with sustainable, locally produced ingredients has ensured that Vij's menu which includes vegetarian options, promises to diners they receive the best dining experience when they walk into the warm, elegant space.
Influenced by a German design movement, translated "construction house", Bauhaus Restaurant uses this unique approach to create an iconic element to their architecture and design where every function has a form. Offering a beautiful atmosphere with sophisticated modern German food, Bauhaus has rose to prominence as renowned destination. You'll find they serve table d'hote stylemenu with the option to pair with excellent wines and caviar.
Dinner Hours Monday through Thursday 5pm - 10pm Friday through Sunday 5pm - 1030pm
A modernized French classic with Quebecois inspired aesthetics, St. Lawrence is the 'haute country cooking at it's finest'. Owner & Chef Jean-Cristophe Poirier rekindles classic French cuisine and reimagines them in a new light. Their rustic menu is created from childhood memories, having a unique story in every plate. An open style kitchen with an intimate atmosphere and vibrant staff will make your dining experience all the more seamless.